Buying time in drug resistance

Running against the clock in AMR

The problem of pathogens acquiring resistance to the antimicrobial drugs that we have is a known issue. While we scramble to find new, improved drugs against these superbugs, researchers like Pamela Yeh are looking into how to use combination of the drugs we already have. Here she talks about using 2-, 3- and multi drug combinations and what the implications are in the field of anti-microbial resistance.


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